Long Range Tank - Prado

Submitted: Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 16:17
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Also has anyone used the tank replacements offered by 4WD Systems which increase capacity in the main 90lt tank to 155lt's ??

I would of used the Long Ranger but they are yet to make one for the Prado....

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Reply By: Gazza - Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 16:23

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2003 at 16:23
Talk to out of Town 4WD in Newcastle, they custom built water tanks for mine and will no doubt look at building a prototype LR tank for one. I'd also be interested if the do build one.
Thanks
Gazza
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Reply By: Meggs - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 14:53

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2003 at 14:53
I asked a similar question a few months ago on overlander about a Hilux and out of the five replies only one was supportive of 4WD Systems. The main reason was poor service with complaints about snorkels and heresay reports of cracks in the tank. I ended up getting a LRA tank which I fitted myself. Looking at the size of the unsupported surfaces it would be necessary to get a well made tank and a long warranty I believe LRA tanks have a warranty of 3 years. Someone also bucketed Brown and Davis tanks due to their after sales service.

I am sorry I couldn't have been more help.
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 12:27

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 12:27
LRA tanks crack too :-)
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Follow Up By: Meggs - Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 19:03

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 19:03
Leroy I don't doubt that as the aftermarket tanks are large slab sides and welded at the edges so any undercutting in the weld sets up a stress point and a crack is the result. The only way out of it would be a pressed tank like the original equipment but you wouldn't be able to buy a pressed tank as it would be way too expensive.
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Reply By: Glenno - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 22:32

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 22:32
After the bodge job 4wd systems did with my Pirhana dual battery system, I wouldnt set foot in their yard again. Who would think of mounting the battery control with double sided tape to the side of the air cleaner box? Stupid.

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Reply By: warrawagine - Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 23:58

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 23:58
i fitted one to my GQ it lasted six months ,cracked opened on one of the welds .
had a real bum fight with 4wd systems re warranty.
they told me to take the tank out and send it back to S.A. to be repaird, would have had no tank for about 4 weeks.
buy from an australian wide network i.e opposite lock,arb
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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Saturday, Nov 22, 2003 at 11:14

Saturday, Nov 22, 2003 at 11:14
I have LR tank from 4WD Systems and trust me it covers some pretty rough terrain. I might be plain lucky but after 4 years and nearly100 000 km's it's not even looking like being any trouble.
Historically I'm led to believe that ALL aftermarket tanks have cracking problems eventually but that would depend on how rough ypou treat them I suppose. Again mines been through the wringer and no problems so far.Allyn
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Reply By: Member - Russell - Saturday, Nov 22, 2003 at 18:57

Saturday, Nov 22, 2003 at 18:57
I put a Brown Davis tank in, and it seems very good, except I've already put a bit of a ding in the bottom - on a track I probably shouldn't have been on. Still OK though, despite the punishment. I think they talk about 170 litres for the rear for theirs. Cheers....Russell S
Prado RV6
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